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Convalescence

When compensation has been restored, the patient may be allow...

Treatment Of Scarlatina Anginosa Or Sore-throat Scarlet-fever

In _scarlatina anginosa_, or _sore-throat scarlet-fever_, whi...

The Esophagus

A few of the anatomical details must be kept especially in mi...

Tissue Forceps

With the forceps illustrated in Fig. 28 specimens of tissue ...

The Half-bath The Sitz- Or Hip-bath

Should the half-bath or shallow-bath (which are technical ter...

Demonstrations Of The Nature Of Congenital And Infantile Inguinal Herniae And Of Hydrocele

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Blood

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Retrograde Esophagoscopy

The first step is to get rid of the gastric secretions. Ther...

Sitz-bath Anchor Of Safety

If there be much delirium, the sitz-bath may be required long...

Children

WORK for the better progress of the human race is most effect...

Symptoms Of Tracheal And Bronchial Foreign Body

1. Tracheal foreign bodies are usually movable and their mo...

The Digestive System

How the Food Reaches the Stomach. Our body, then, has an open...

Treating With Electrolytic Currents

For decomposing and carrying off unnatural growths, as fistul...

Resume Of After-care Of A Tracheotomic Case

1. Always bear in mind that tracheotomy is not an ultimate ...

Rupture And Trauma Of The Esophagus

These may be spontaneous or may ensue from the passage of an ...

Nauheim Baths

At Nauheim, under the direction of Dr. Theodore Schott, baths...

Of Whitlow

The lunar caustic is very useful in the treatment of this pai...

Importance Of Noting The Central Point

From the above observations, it will be plain that, when we w...

Bandaging

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Benign Growths Primary In The Tracheobronchial Tree

Extension of papillomata from the larynx into the cervical tr...



Where There Is A Will There Is A Way!





Category: TREATMENT OF OTHER FEVERS
Source: Hydriatic Treatment Of Scarlet Fever In Its Different Forms

I have been frequently compelled to resort to these milder applications,
when there were no bathing utensils in families or boarding-houses, or
no servants to carry the water for a bath; and they have always
answered very well. In cases where a sitz-bath or a half-bath is
indispensable, to save the life of a patient, you will find the means of
procuring bathing utensils and the necessary quantity of water.

_Where there is a will, there is a way!_--I am sure that when once your
mind is made up to use the treatment, it will not be difficult for you
to find the means for it. There is always water, and there are always
hands enough, where there is _resolution_. And who would mind a little
trouble, when he can save a fellow creature's, perhaps a darling child's
life and health? As for the rest, the few days' trouble, which the
hydriatic mode of treatment gives, is largely recompensed by the much
shorter duration of the disease, and by the immediate relief the patient
derives from almost every application of water.

I have generally found that those parents who had confidence in the
treatment, had also the courage to resort to it. _Confidence and
courage_ create _resolution_, and when once you have begun to treat your
patient, you will be sure to persevere. _Il n'y a que le premier pas qui
coute_, as the French say: only the first step is difficult.





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